THERE IS NOTHING more natural than hiking through nature barefoot. The soles of your feet and toes are wonderful sensory organs and the myriad of feelings from earth, grass, moss, pine-needles, and mud are wonderful. Many could not see hiking any other way.

HIKING BAREFOOT causes virtually no trail erosion since a bare foot makes much less of an imprint than a booted foot. Bare feet are therefore the environmentally sound choice for hiking.

THE BAREFOOT HIKERS are groups of people who enjoy hiking barefoot.

NEW TO BAREFOOT HIKING, then check out some of these resources to learn how to enjoy your barefoot hike.

- Beginners Guide to Barefoot Hiking (

- The Barefoot Hiker, by Richard Frazine (

MEETUPS will be held in a variety of locations though out the state. You can post suggestions of places to barefoot hike on the discussions list.

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Welcome to the Barefoot Hikers of Connecticut

Recent Meetups

  • 7h ago · 9:30 AM

    Another Orchard Glen Hike

    2 Barefooters

    After a two week hiatus from this location, I'm going back for another loop around the gorge. This is a short hike through forested trails; it is not to be considered a... Learn more
  • Yesterday · 9:30 AM

    Salmon River Blue Trail

    2 Barefooters | 4.00

    Meet at the Comstock Covered Bridge at 9:30 am for a hike from Salmon River State Forest along the blue Salmon River Trail to Day Pond State Park.  Includes a view from... Learn more
  • June 14 · 2:45 PM

    Charles Island Walk June 2015

    3 Barefooters | 7 Photos

    With warmer weather upon us, it’s time to post this event again. So bring shoes you don’t mind getting wet and let’s walk out to the shoreline of Charles Island from the... Learn more
  • June 13 · 9:00 AM

    Timberlin Park, Berlin

    3 Barefooters | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Take a barefoot hike at Timberlin Park in Berlin. The trails are easy for the beginning barefoot hiker. We will hike on part of the Metacomet trail part of the New... Learn more
  • May 30 · 10:00 AM

    Orchard Glen Hike in Wallingford

    2 Barefooters

    Do you have a couple hours to get in a hike this Saturday morning? Then come along as we hike the Orchard Glen loop trail. This forested trail covers slightly moderate... Learn more
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